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NHL.com hosted Jason Spezza for an online chat session...
hockeygirl If you weren't a professional hockey player, what would you be doing? Jason Spezza Hmm, tough to say. I'd want to be a movie star or rock star. It's never something I put much thought into. Hockey was always my goal. It'd be nice to be a movie or rock star, I guess. They have a lot of fun. sarahlover Outside of hockey, who is your favorite athlete? Jason Spezza I like Tiger Woods and Mike Vick. Mike Vick is a guy that is fun to watch and dominates games with his moves every Sunday. He's a real athlete. Tiger Woods is a true competitor and he's a great guy.read on
from the Pittsburgh Penguins,
When you read about U.S. Olympic history, Herb Brooks is near the top of any story. His name represents many things, but most of all, Brooks was a winner. Brooks, who died in an automobile accident on Aug. 11, 2003, will be inducted posthumously into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Thursday at the Harris Theatre in Chicago, Ill. “I am very happy for Herb,” Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Craig Patrick said. “He’s not here, but it makes me happy for his family. It’s certainly well-deserved after what he accomplished as a player in the Olympics and also as a coach in the Olympics.”continued
from the CBC,
Buffalo Sabres forward J.P. Dumont will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia and is expected to miss 8 to 12 weeks. Coach Lindy Ruff said the player will have surgery in Montreal on Thursday. He said he doesn't expect Dumont to be back in the lineup until after the Olympic break.
from Darren Eliot of NHL.com,
Not too long ago, I took the train from Toronto to Montreal and idly watched the Canadian countryside amble by -- the entire time envisioning the days of the NHL's "Original Six" teams making the exact same trip. It got me to thinking of the NHL's initial entries and their place and relevance in the "new" NHL of 30 far-flung franchises.read on
The Philadelphia Flyers will likely be without Peter Forsberg the rest of this week after the center told the Philadelphia Inquirer he has a tear of his right groin muscle. Forsberg, who has already missed four games, was first thought to have a simple strain of the groin, but he told the paper an MRI on Thursday revealed the tear. "There was more damage there that any of us thought -- more than I thought," Forsberg told the paper.continued
from the Tri-Valley Herald,
There may be a few hundred hockey-wise people out there who grasped the significance of it, but the Bay Area at large still doesn't really have a clue just how colossal an acquisition the San Jose Sharks made last week when they traded for Boston center Joe Thornton. At least as it would rank within the respective sports, nabbing Thornton is bigger than the Raiders' swap for Randy Moss or the Warriors' deal for Baron Davis. Suffice it to say the A's couldn't acquire a comparably young impact right-handed stick unless they traded for Albert Pujols.more
from the Columbus Blue Jackets,
The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that defenseman Adam Foote will serve as the fourth captain in franchise history and that newly acquired center Sergei Fedorov will join left wing Rick Nash and right wing David Vyborny as alternate captains on a rotating basis.
from the Hampton Union,
A fresh breath of life. All the New England Bruins, a local sled hockey team, had it at last Wednesday’s practice at The Rinks at Exeter. Joking, laughing, yelling. As Craig Gray, the vice president of development, depicts a typical get-together or practice: "No mercy," Gray said, "they’re always busting on each other. It’s being around the team that charges my batteries. It’s so rewarding to me."read on
via the CP,
Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman has withdrawn his name from Canadian Olympic team consideration. A Detroit spokesman confirmed Yzerman phoned Olympic boss Wayne Gretzky to say he would not play in Turin.update 2:51pm, via the Detroit Free Press,
"I talked to Wayne the other night and told him I didn’t feel I was playing well enough to hold one of 13 spots," Yzerman told Sportsnet, referring to Team Canada general manager Wayne Gretzky. "I’m very grateful for past opportunities representing my country, but there’s too many good players playing too well for me to hold a spot on the roster."
I will once again be away from the computer until 1:30pm or so today. Updates will continue around that time.
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